Experiencing Racism : Exploring Discrimination through the Eyes of College Students
Collecting essays on personal experiences of race and racism from a wide spectrum of college students, the authors employ existing social science literature and textual analysis to illustrate common themes and departures. This valuable collection is a depiction of race in America that goes beyond black and white to show how the changing racial contours of America are impacting the ways we view and experience racism.
- Paperback | 390 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 1,383.45g
- 01 Jun 2009
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Richard Seltzer
Richard Seltzer is professor of political science at Howard University. Nicole E. Johnson is an independent researcher in urban and minority education.
Many of the fairly readable essays are poignant and revealing about contemporary multiracial experiences... overall, the essays are quite interesting and insightful... Recommended. CHOICE, May 2010 As America becomes more multiracial and ethnically diverse, observers of all varieties will have to rely on the corpus of illuminating testimonies contained in this volume to understand how those coming into society mobilize their identity and specifically to what extent their perception and experiences with racism continues to exist as a negative ingredient in that process and thus, as barrier to social progress. These authors have given us a creative path to move in that direction. -- Ronald Walters, Institute for Advanced Study
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Childhood Chapter 3 Family Chapter 4 Friends Chapter 5 School Chapter 6 Teachers and School Administrators Chapter 7 Dating Chapter 8 Sports Chapter 9 Service and Shopping Chapter 10 Discrimination Chapter 11 Stereotyped Chapter 12 Racial Slurs Chapter 13 Skin Color Chapter 14 Language Chapter 15 Other Ethnic Chapter 16 Self-Image Chapter 17 Violence Chapter 18 Police Chapter 19 Is Prejudiced Chapter 20 No Racism Chapter 21 Conclusions